Kerala, located in southwest India, is a popular destination for its paradisiacal beaches, lush nature and rich culture. To get there, an electronic visa (e-Visa) is required for nationals of many countries, including France.

What is the e-Visa for India?

Thee-Visa for India is an electronic visa that allows foreign travelers to enter and stay in India for a limited time, without having to visit an embassy or consulate. It is valid for three types of stay: tourist, business and medical. The formalities for obtaining this visa are simpler than for a traditional visa, since all you have to do is fill in the online form and pay the corresponding fees.

Advantages of e-visa :

  • Quick and easy formalities
  • Available for business, tourism and medical travel
  • Valid for single, double or multiple entry depending on visa category

How do I apply for an e-Visa for Kerala in India?

You can apply for ane-visa for Kerala online, on the Indian government's official website. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Visit the official website of the Indian government or the form provided by a specialized agency.
  2. Complete the application form with your personal details, your passport and details of your trip (dates, reason for visit, etc.).
  3. Upload a recent passport photo in JPEG format and a scanned copy of the first page of your passport in PDF format.
  4. Pay visa fees online by credit card.
  5. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your reference number.
  6. Processing usually takes 72 hours, but it is advisable to apply at least four days before the planned departure date.
  7. If your application is successful, you will receive an e-mail containing your e-visa in PDF format. You will need to print it out and present it when you arrive in India.

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Important information :

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return date, with at least two blank pages.
  • The e-visa can only be used to enter certain airports and seaports in India, including Cochin and Trivandrum in Kerala. Check the full list of authorized entry points before booking your flight or cruise.
  • The period of validity and number of authorized entries vary according to the visa category:
    • e-Tourist Visa: valid for 90 days, with double or unlimited entry
    • e-Business Visa: valid for 1 year, with multiple entries
    • e-Medical Visa: valid for 60 days, with triple entry
  • The e-Visa is not renewable or extendable on site. If you wish to extend your stay in India, you will need to apply for a new visa from abroad.
  • Children under 12 and people over 70 may be exempted from fingerprinting on arrival in India, but must apply for an e-Visa.

Tips to help you apply for an e-Visa to Kerala in India

To avoid any inconvenience when applying for ane-visa to Kerala, here are a few tips:

  • Check that you are eligible for e-visa by consulting the list of countries concerned on the official Indian government website.
  • Make sure your passport is in good condition and meets the validity and blank-page requirements.
  • Prepare the necessary documents (passport photo, copy of passport) before completing the online form. JPEG and PDF formats are required.
  • Read your application carefully before submitting it to avoid any errors or omissions that could result in a visa refusal.
  • Apply early enough to allow for processing times and possible complications.
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